“Crazed” Maine H.S. Student Requests Common Core Interview: She Needs To Be Careful What She Wishes For”

Dr. Gary Thompson

Two days ago, I received the following email from a high school student in the State of Maine:

“Dear Dr. Thompson,

I’m a student from ____________ High School in Maine. In a journalism class I’m taking, I’m doing a multimedia story on Common Core. The focus of the story is Common Core and whether or not it is harmful to student learning. “Common Core Standards Negatively Impact Student Learning”
I read the letter you wrote to Mr. Beck and Mrs. Swasey, and I thought the points you made were very interesting.
I have a few questions I’d like to ask you for my research, and if it’s okay with you, I’d like to use your answers in my story. I would be sure to let you review the pieces including your answers before submitting my work. I’ve enclosed the questions below.
1. How did you first hear about Common Core? What…

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